July 20 2011 Edition

Robert Lepage’s adaptation of The Tempest by Shakespeare is a visual delight

Photo: Renaud Philippe

Until the end of July, Quebec City locals and tourists will be gathering at Wendake’s outdoor amphitheatre to delight in Robert Lepage’s adaptation of one of William Shakespeare’s most popular plays. The Tempest’s first recorded production was on November 1, 1611, for King James I.

Tim Belford retires after 21 years as host of Quebec AM

Photo: CBC, Radio Peter Black

Tim Belford will no longer narrate the waves of Quebec AM with his trademark warm and witty voice. In fact, July 8 was Belford’s last official day on the air. Though he was the Sherbrook host of the Quebec AM show for four years, he returned to the Quebec City studio and joined Susan Campbell to wrap up his radio career.

Quebec City native touches the world

Photo: Courtesy of Lise Martel

Lise Martel was born in Quebec City and raised in a comfortable yet modest home in Sainte-Foy. Though her older brother was raised bilingually, politics at the time led her parents to raise Lise solely in a French environment. As a young adult, Lise set out for Nova Scotia, where she attended St. Mary’s University with the goal of becoming a teacher.

A front page phot of William and Kate that could rival many

A front page photo of William and Kate that could rival many; Willliam’s remarks at the Freedom of the City Ceremony; A centre spread that will grace how many houses? Cathy’s easily readable (as usual) “Memorials....”Nicole Petroski and the children, and one could go on.

Indie-rock band Malajube is just plain good

Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Malajube, a household name in the Montreal-Indie scene, played at the Parc de la Francophonie on Sunday, the final day of the Summer Festival. Though Malajube songs are entirely in French, Anglophones do not miss a beat – it’s out-of-the-box music and it’s just plain good.

Over 100,000 fans pack the Plains for Metallica

Photo: Jay Ouellet

Over 100,000 fans gorged the Plains of Abraham on July 16 for a supershow that included Dance Larry Dance, guitarist Joe Satriani and Metallica.
For years, music lovers have been requesting that Metallica, a heavy metal band, perform at Summer Fest. Single-day passes for Saturday’s show sold out in a few days, a testament to the group’s strong Quebec following.

Memorials and Things of Fame For July 20, 2011


The Morning Chronicle

Holy Hospitality

We are now in the middle of summer in Québec City. There are festivals or celebrations almost every week – or at least it seems so! It is all but impossible to walk around Vieux Québec because of the tourists. Not that I am complaining, as they are a great boost to the local economy – staying in hotels or B&Bs, eating out, shopping, visiting museums and churches.

Chalmers-Wesley Summer Organ Concerts

Photo: Photo provided by Chalmers-Wesley

Come and join us at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, located at 78 rue Sainte-Ursule in Old Quebec for the Olive Neil Memorial Organ Concert Series which begins on Sunday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m. and continues every Sunday evening until August 28.

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